Opened in 1924 to provide recreational facilities for young men, the BMSC became a great centre of cultural activity, frequented by intellectuals, artists, writers and emerging political leaders. Sporting events were held there, plays and concerts, and the annual Eisteddfod, which became a national event. In 1944, the Youth League of the African National Congress was founded here, which went on to transform the politics of the parent organisation.
2 Elloff Street, Turffontein 96-IR
Photographs of the Bantu Men's Social Centre (The Heritage Portal)